Monday, August 6, 2012
Heroes in Training- Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom
The Story- Zeus has grown up all by himself, living in a cave, and wondering about the identity of his parents. In fact, he thinks he is mortal. Things change when he is captured by Cronies, soldiers working for King Cronus. In a desperate escape attempt he finds himself at the Temple of Delphi, and pulls a thunderbolt from a stone.
Now, armed with the magic thunderbolt, Zeus follows a clue to find Poseidon, only to end up with evil King Cronus. Can Zeus use his new found thunderbolt to find Poseidon and beat Cronus?
My Thoughts- Another great middle grade story, and this one will appeal to boys too. I found it strange to think of Zeus as a little boy, but that's what makes this book fun. It's a new way to look at Greek mythology. Kids will love the action and adventure, and look forward to future books in the series to see what happens next.